Chantey Sing Live: Saturday, September 19 @ Noon PST

A free 'chantey sing' to benefit technology upgrades for the Association to support more SF Maritime Park virtual events!!

$2,859 by 58 people

$15,000

San Francisco Maritime National Park Association

Event

Event Details

Virtual Chantey Sing Hosted by the SF Maritime Association

This event will be hosted nationwide on our Givebutter page. Return here on the day of the event: https://givebutter.com/ChanteySing

Date & Time

Sat, August 1st 2020
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM PDT

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Location

This event will be hosted digitally.

This event will be livestreamed directly on our Givebutter campaign page: https://givebutter.com/ChanteySing

Story

Want to Learn More About our Chantey Sing Series? Visit our webpage here

Want to lead a song? Sign up here 

Historical Perspective: "Sea Chanteys" Then and Now

The San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park's Maritime Research Center is home to the largest library in the National Park Service. Below we highlight a few interesting resources and facts from the Maritime Research Center about the role "sea chanteys" have had upon the maritime industry and the formation of the San Francisco Bay Area.  In fact, chantey singing in San Francisco continues to this day. 

For over thirty years sea music enthusiasts have gathered on the historic ships, C.A. Thayer and Balclutha,  docked at Hyde Street Pier in San Francisco to sing chantey's and other sea songs. This in-person event could draw several hundred people, and even during the pandemic, we are hopeful that the virtual chantey sing series will expand to several thousands as the live streaming goes beyond the San Francisco Bay Area and includes singers from around the nation.   

The term "sea chanteys" is usually used to describe work songs. These are shorter, with easily repeatable and remembered lyrics to be sung while hauling lines or turning a capstan. "Sea songs," in general, refers to songs sung about sailors by sailors that reflect upon their time at sea, away from home, and in foreign ports.  

For the library enthusiast in all of us, below is a link called the "Chantey Pathfinder" which contains a rich body of music recordings, books, journal articles, and favorites from song leader Peter Kasin who is a Park Ranger at the SF Maritime Park. All of these resources can be found using the search resources of the Maritime Research Center's Chantey Pathfinder here

 Every SF Maritime Association supported chantey sing event will feature more resources from our friends at the library and collections department. For this week's event, we feature a few of our favorite historical sea chantey inspired photographs. Enjoy!


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Supporters

Jeffrey Rose made a donation

1 week ago

Our kids (and us) love the virtual chanteys, thank you!

George Shepard made a donation

1 week ago

$25

Fred J. made a donation

1 week ago

$50

Hoping to be back singing together soon!

Anonymous made a donation

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Nancy Hornor made a donation

1 week ago

$25

Thanks for the singing! I hope you return to the pier as soon as it’s safe. Take care and sing on!

Katrina Knight made a donation

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$5

Barry made a donation

1 week ago

$15

Great tradition

Kefe made a donation

1 week ago

$50

Lynn Cullivan made a donation

1 week ago

$10

And if you'd like to hear more chanteys from Peter, check out his "Shelter-In Chantey Series" at https://www.nps.gov/safr/learn/photosmultimedia/shelter-in-chantey-series.htm

Anonymous made a donation

1 week ago

$25

Great event!

Pam Hagen made a donation

1 week ago

$50

Loving listening to these wonderful singers and looking forward to group sings.

Susan Dugger-Mathison made a donation

1 week ago

$25

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